Maya Mountain '17
The beans for this bar come from Maya Mountain Cacao, Ltd., a social enterprise in southern Belize. Maya Mountain Cacao buys wet (i.e. freshly harvested, unfermented) cacao beans from a few hundred indigenous Maya smallholder cacao producers, and gathers them into a centralized fermentary in Punta Gorda. By fermenting and drying all the beans in one place, Maya Mountain Cacao can carefully control the quality and consistency of the beans, fetching a high price that in turn empowers Maya Mountain Cacao to pay the farmers a higher price for their beans.
In this 2017 harvest, we taste honey, sweet strawberry wine, and chocolate ice cream.
Two ounces (56g)
All of our single-origin chocolate is made with just cocoa beans and sugar; no added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla. Our chocolate is free of soy, dairy, eggs, and gluten, and it is made in a factory that does not process nuts.